John Hugh Brown

Brief Life History of John Hugh

When John Hugh Brown was born on 21 October 1895, in Pontoosuc, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, John Reuben Brown, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Belle Eveline Morris, was 24. He married Gayle Ermina Hurley on 4 December 1917, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Niobrara, Wyoming, United States in 1920. He died on 22 May 1986, in Englewood, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

John Hugh Brown
1895–1986
Gayle Ermina Hurley
1902–1983
Marriage: 4 December 1917
Velva Dolores Brown
1923–2004
William Hurley Brown

Sources (12)

  • John H Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Hugh Brown, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • John Hugh Brown, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1903

Historical Boundaries: 1903: South Arapahoe, Colorado, United States 1903: Arapahoe, Colorado, United States

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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